I'm a chiptune artist and I have gotten a lot of requests to put my music on Spotify.
I've been looking for ways to do so but it seems I can only do it through aggregators.
I cannot afford to use an aggregator and I would rather have control over where I put my music while not having to spend $10-$50 to submit my music to platforms. (Paying people to sell my music doesn't sound too appealing to me).
Please respond ASAP!
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Sorry, but the only way to get your music on Spotify is through a label or an aggregator.
You can view Spotify's guide on how to get your music on Spotify here:
Most aggregators will allow you to control where you music gets published. For example you can chose to only publish to Spotify.
Hey there. I run a small label called OKAY Recordings. I set up the label with an aggregator. It's pretty pricey. Probably not best option for a single band. But I can now submit to all companies with no fees.
I charge a flat 10%-25%. Depending on circumstances. If I am also doing a physical release I will sometime set the percentage higher until it's costs are recouped and then drop it down. But as I get more artists on the label I plan on dropping that down as I get more artists.
Look me up on Facebook and we talk.
I don't have a system in place for artists to check their stats. I have one login and can't really just hand it out to everyone.
I get paid quarterly. So payments come to you quarterly.
The upside to that hat is the threshold. With multiple acts I hit the threshold every month. That means you get paid no matter what. - if you make 12$. You get 12$. You don't have to wait till it reaches 100$ or anything
I am pretty selective on what I release right now. But I am contemplating setting up a seperate label and just accepting pretty much anyone. I know there are alotnof musicians that can benifit from no up front fees. But there is a lot to be done before I can just open the flood gates.
But I'll give anything a listen. Worst case I can add you to a list for when I am ready to launch